All is beautiful. There's beauty in pain, in brutality, in joy, in love, in hideousness. Modernity, as evidenced by the news, is often brutal. My art aims to be both beautiful and of its time. Thus, it often captures dark moments - moments of suspension, where the line between life and death is blurred. The only certainty in my work is beauty. Perhaps it's a coping mechanism for me - a way to deal with the hideousness I find both inside and outside myself. By finding beauty in it I can live with dark truths.

Jake Sheykhet